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Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
here in new york city in some boroughs is more relevant, more representative of what happens in the deep south than most folks realize. >> exactly. >> boroughs are included in section five. this state has a very deep history of suppressing the black vote going right back to the civil war. that's ultimately what we had. you saw it from the afl study. if you split it north/south, you would see that the white vote is much easier and the black vote is much harder. we kind of bake in these sort of inefficiencies as a way of suppressing the vote. that's absolutely clear. what we have to do -- >> before you get to that, convince me that's the case. when you say -- i am convinced about when republicans come in, let's get rid of early voting, let's have voter i.d., i'm convinced that's about suppressing the constituency, black and latino youth, but when you talk about we have a crappy system that's got a lot of choke points in it, convince me that's about -- >> our system isn't one system. the system is first all 50 states and then it's every county. >> right. >> and then the person i
Nov 11, 2012 5:00am PST
as a vehicle for educational opportunity for poor, inner city students. students first announced in the context of a competitive primary, they were going to come in with outside money to support my candidacy because they agree with my openness to charter schools as an educational. i support charter school and public school systems. >> so you basically told them to back off, essentially. >> we can't coordinate, but we were able to -- >> to go to the press. >> a public statement and say we don't want the involvement of this particular group. we can win this race without outside money. we can win it without outside money. it's the right thing to dochlt it's what the people deserve. to their credit, they backed off, then gauged. >> as a progressive new yorker, i was getting messages saying let's influence his campaign and ask him to push back. you see this across the board grass roots effort to push back against the super pacs. i don't know that it's going to last forever, but we have a small window. it was exciting grass roots. >> what's also interesting about this, one of the fascinating things a
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